影/尼泊爾首位女性飛行傘教練 勇敢闖出一片天

Kristina Yang, special to The China Postna Post
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博卡拉(Pokhara)城市是尼泊爾著名的旅遊勝地,在這裡玩飛行傘是很受遊客歡迎的熱門運動。在以男性為主的遊客與教練人海中,你可能會注意到一位女孩——特里莎(Trisha Shestha Bomjam),她是尼泊爾僅五名女性飛行傘教練中的其中一位。

在尼泊爾,很少有女性從事飛行傘和冒險類運動的職業,因此當10年前,她成功考取飛行傘教練執照、成為尼泊爾首位女性飛行傘教練時,這不僅是史無前例的,更是不被鼓勵的。

Paragliding in the city of Pokhara, Nepal is a popular tourist adventure sport. In the sea of male paragliding coaches, you might spot Trisha. She is one of the five female paragliding pilots in Nepal.

Paragliding and adventure sports aren’t go-to careers for women in Nepal, therefore when 10 years ago she first started her career in paragliding, obtaining her license as the sole female pilot, it was unprecedented and needless to say, discouraging.

不過,現在29歲的她事業有成,不僅為人母,更開設自己的店,每天都會帶遊客滑傘2~3次。在男性主導的產業裡闖出自己的一片天,對她來說是個「解放自我」的過程。

Now, the 29-year-old mother opened up her own shop and takes tourists on 2 to 3 flights every day. Making her way through the male-dominated industry has been a liberating experience for her.

儘管擁有10年教練經驗,她到現在仍經常遇到男性遊客問她:「妳確定可以嗎?」而他每次都會自信地答道:「我可以的,我很有經驗」。

Despite her 10 years of coaching experience, she still encounters male tourists who ask her, “Are you sure? Can you take me?” And each time Trisha would confidently reply, “I have good experience and I can take you.”

現在在尼泊爾和世界上許多地方,飛行傘和冒險類運動依舊不是婦女主流的職業選擇,不過,特里莎鼓勵女孩們「勇敢出去闖,如果男生可以,女生為什麼不行?」

Paragliding and adventure sports have yet to become mainstream careers for women in Nepal and elsewhere. However, Trisha encourages women to “go out, not just for paragliding. If a male can do it, why not female?”

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